National Environmental Health Association
Resolution Regarding


Labeling Requirements for Food Products from Cloned Animals

Adopted: June, 2007


WHEREAS, The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has previously taken a position in support of requiring manufacturers to label any food product that contains genetically modified ingredients, and

WHEREAS, there are valid public health and safety considerations by insuring that the consumer is aware of all ingredients contained in any food product, and

WHEREAS, surveys conducted by USDA and numerous media organizations uniformly indicate strong public support for disclosure in food labeling, and

WHEREAS, NEHA recognizes a clearly established and legitimate consumer interest in food labeling as a means of promoting informed decision-making on the part of the consumer, and

WHEREAS, NEHA strongly supports labeling requirements as being consistent with the environmental “right to know” value that is core to environmental programs in this country and,

WHEREAS, NEHA recognizes and supports labeling disclosure to the consumer as fundamental ethical consideration that underlines the value system for all environmental health policy, and

WHEREAS, legislation has now been introduced in the United States Congress that calls for the labeling by the manufacturer of all food products that contain “cloned animal or its progeny” 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that NEHA declare its support for food labeling requirements for products containing cloned animal, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NEHA lend its support to the passage of the 2007 “Cloned Food Labeling Act” currently before Congress, and that the support for this legislation be conveyed to the appropriate Congressional representatives, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that that NEHA lend its support to the passage of the 2007 “Cloned Food Labeling Act” currently before Congress as of June 17, 2007.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NEHA make public this position. 

 

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